Professional Affiliations: Owner & Mental Performance Director, Elysian Insight; Mental Performance Specialist, Equestrian Canada; Assistant Professor, Saint-Paul University; Managing Council, Canadian Sport Psychology Association; Member, Association of Applied Sport Psychology; Member, International Society of Sport Psychology.
Biography: Dr. Lussier is the Owner and Mental Performance Director of Elysian Insight, a company dedicated to mental performance solutions. A highly sought after specialist in her field, and Managing Council Member for the Canadian Sport Psychology Association, Chantale has worked with hundreds of nationally and internationally-ranked competitive, elite, and pro athletes. A graduate of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School, she enjoyed a 12-year career as a professional dance artist (stage, film, television, sports entertainment), choreographer, teacher, and artistic director. She earned a B.A. (honours) in psychology during her last five years in dance. On the heels of her retirement, she pursued an M.A. in human kinetics (sport psychology), and a PhD in education (psycho-pedagogy).
Chantale developed a unique 3-year psychology of dance program for The School of Dance’s Contemporary Dance Diploma program, helping dancers navigate their intensive training and transitions into the professional dance realm. The go-to Mental Performance Consultant for the Ottawa Senators (NHL), she also helped Hockey Canada’s Women’s U18 National Team earn 3 gold medals and a silver medal at the IIHF’s World Championships. Noteworthy, she was a Mental Performance Specialist for Canadian Forces Morale and Welfare Services (CFMWS) as well as Manager of Programming and Advisor Lead for the Canadian Olympic Committee's Game Plan total athlete wellness program where she managed a team of 9 Advisors, and was in charge of mental health strategies. She is passionate about enhancing mental health literacy, striving for optimal mental performance, supporting healthy transitions, and fostering a culture of sustainable excellence.
Philosophy: Train your mind, play with heart.
Additional training/certifications/workshops: Workplace Mental Health & Leadership Certificate, Morneau-Shepell; Mental Health First Aid (MHFA), Mental Health Commission of Canada; Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST), LivingWorks Education; Mental Health in the Workplace for Managers, National Defence; True Sport Clean 101, Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport
Language(s): English, French
location. Gatineau, QC